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2010 Obituaries Archive: October 11 - October 24

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ALICE MAY BARNES, 1948-2010

MCKENZIE: Alice May Barnes, 61, died Monday, October 11, 2010, after injuries sustained from an accident. Funeral services were Thursday, October 14, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie with burial in Davis Chapel Cemetery, Huntingdon.

Mrs. Barnes was born in Carroll County to the late Elzie and Lurene Pate Brewer. She worked at McKenzie Medical Center in the housekeeping department.

Survivors include: her husband, David Barnes of McKenzie; two daughters, Sherrie (Mike) Austin of McKenzie and Amanda Barnes of Hendersonville; one son, Terry (Ami) Barnes of Quito, Ecuador; four sisters, Glenda Rummage of Bruceton, Gloria (Jimmy) McGee of Huntingdon, Mary (John) Thompson of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Janice (Bobby) Umstead of Huntingdon; one brother, Bobby (Shirley) Brewer of Huntingdon; and three grandchildren, Brittany Campbell, Logan Austin and Scott Austin.

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J T ARNOLD, 1941-2010

MCKENZIE:  J T Arnold, 69, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services are Tuesday, October 19, 2 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church, with burial to follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Arnold was born July 24, 1941 to the late Shelby Theodore and Isabell May Gutheri Arnold. He was a master carpenter, Mason, Shrine and member of Enon Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Grissom Arnold of McKenzie; five daughters, Shelia Lee of McKenzie, Rita (Danny) Marrell of Gleason, Lisa (Andrew) Prost of Nashville, Lucenda (William) Groce of Jackson, and Kim Arnold of Memphis; one adoptive daughter, Emily Leach of Dresden; one half-sister, Georgie Trevathan of Huntingdon; one half-brother, Robert Blaylock; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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PEGGY SUE JACKSON WILLIAMS, 1932-2010

MCKENZIE: Peggy Sue Jackson Williams, 78, died October 14, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m.  at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Everett's Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born in Sidonia, Tennessee on September 4, 1932. She was a retired store manager for Rite Aid in McKenzie and also a sales clerk at various locations. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Guttilla.

Survivors include:  one granddaughter, Kim (Jerry) Parsley of McKenzie; three great-grandchildren, Alex Spencer, Jacob Matlock and Ashton Parsley.

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DOROTHY L. BRITTON

MCKENZIE: Dorothy L. Britton, 87, died October 17, 2010 at Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services are  Wednesday, October 20, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Gleason.

Ms. Britton was born September 26, 1923 to  the late Ruben H. and Ruby Haddock Britton. She was a retired factory worker and member of Enon Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters,  Ruby Gladys Robertson, Ora Mildred Sydnor,  Benthal Lou Duncan, and Willie Pearl Cooper; and three brothers, William L. Britton, James "Red" Britton and Marvin T. Britton.

Survivors include: three sisters, Geneva Horton of McKenzie, Zettie Stafford of McKenzie and Jean Ervin of McKenzie.

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MERLINE ANDERSON COLVETT, 1919 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Merline Anderson Colvett, 91, died Friday, October 15, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, October 18, at 4 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Lodge officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Colvett was born January 15, 1919 in Carroll County to the late Robert Anderson and Ollie (Kirk) Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denton Colvett; two sons, Terry Colvett and James Burton Colvett; four brothers, Gaylon Anderson, Lester Anderson, Robert F. Anderson, and J. N. Anderson; and two sisters, Ondine Roberts and Lorell Smith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Trudy (Johnny) Radford of Huntingdon; one brother, Amos Anderson of Gatlinburg; and one granddaughter.

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JOHN ROBERT "JACK" JEFFERS III, 1940 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: John Robert "Jack" Jeffers III, 70, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, October 16, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Huntingdon with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Jeffers was born April 11, 1940 in Memphis to the late John Robert Jeffers, Jr. and Mattie Maude (Kinsland) Jeffers. He was a retired electrical maintenance supervisor for Norandal U.S.A., retired from the Air Force Reserves after 35 years, a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon where he also taught the children's choir, served as Chaplain for the Carroll County Jail, and a member of the Summer Avenue Masonic Lodge in Memphis.

Survivors include: his wife of  44 years, Barbara Jeffers of Huntingdon; one daughter, Jennifer (Corey) Griffith of Bruceton; one son, Rob (Mary Ann) Jeffers of Memphis; one sister, Patricia Coleman of Millington; and four grandchildren.

Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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KATHERINE BRYANT SMITH, 1916-2010

HUNTINGDON: Katherine Bryant Smith, 94, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Northbrooke Health Care Center. Funeral services were Friday, October 15, at 11 a.m. at Dilday - Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Clark Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born February 21, 1916 in Carroll County to the late Luther Bryant and Kate (Gibson) Bryant. She was a member of the Huntingdon First Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Star #180, attended Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, and was a former employee of H L Carter & Son.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ardath Smith.

Survivors include: one son, James Bryant (Jane) Smith of Jackson.

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JUANITA BONDS MORTON, 1930-2010

BRUCETON: Juanita Bonds Norton, 79, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Rev. Donna Jones officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel near Bruceton.

Mrs. Norton was born October 30, 1930 in Bruceton to the late Russell B. Bonds and Liddie Rebecca Chandler Bonds. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and Bruceton Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter 314. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, William Russell (Rusty) Morton; and two sisters, Loretta King and Viola Freeman.

Survivors include: her husband, William Ray Morton of Bruceton; three daughters, Kaye M. Darnell, Theresa Lyn Hester and Rebecca Sue Clemons, all of Bruceton; one son, Robert Thomas Morton of Bruceton; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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JAMES L. GARNER, 1935-2010

GLEASON: James L. Garner, 75, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mr. Garner was born March 26, 1935 in Gleason to the late Harley Garner and Willie (McCaslin) Garner. He was a former employee of K T Clay. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Madlyne Garner.

Survivors include: one son, Rodney Garner of Gleason; two stepdaughters, Linda (Ronnie) Dilday and Brenda Ellis, both of Gleason; three sisters, Elvoria (Alton) Tate, Martha (Bob) Starling, and Lois Ann Starling, all of Gleason; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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CHRISTOPHER LEWIS HASSELBRINK, 1958-2010

PARIS: Christopher Lewis Hasselbrink, 51, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at his home. Graveside services were Saturday, October 16, at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden.

Mr. Hasselbrink was born November 9, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Bird's Creek Baptist Church in Paris. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hasselbrink.

Survivors include: his mother, Lillian Gallimore of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Brandi Allen of Fort Irwin, California; one son, Michael Hasselbrink of Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers, Mike Hasselbrink of Rockvale, Paul Hasselbrink of McKenzie, and John Hasselbrink of Tehachapi, California; and five grandchildren.

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TERRY L. NOLEN, 1938-2010

MCKENZIE: Terry L. Nolen, 72, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. at Greater Enon Baptist Church in McKenzie with Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.

Mr. Nolen was born April 17, 1938 in McKenzie to the late Nathaniel and Daisy Nolen. He was educated in the Carroll County schools and was an active member in Greater Enon.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Nolen; one son, Markell Nolen; one brother, James Nolen; sisters, Vitular (Arthur) Gilbert, Daisy (Robert) Dudley; goddaughter, Kim (Riley) Webb; and one stepdaughter, Heather Lutter.
Trinity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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BEN FRANKLIN DILL, 1942-2010

SPRINGVILLE: Ben Franklin Dill, 68, died October 7, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, October 10, 1 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

Mr. Dill was born in McKenzie on May 1, 1942 to the late William Clyde and Mary Margaret Smith Dill. He was an Air Force veteran, a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Moose Lodge. Before retiring, he was a machinist for General Motors. After retiring, he moved to Springville near Kentucky Lake. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Kelly Dill.

Survivors include: two sons, James Dill of Indianapolis, Indiana and Glenn Dill of Noblesville, Indiana; one sister, Barbara (Frank) Shiney of McKenzie; two brothers, Sam (Sandy) Dill of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dan (Beverly) Dill of Senatobia, Mississippi.

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DOYLE D. "BUDDY" BARKER, SR., 1936-2010

LOWELL, INDIANA: Doyle D. "Buddy" Barker, Sr., 74, died Monday, October 4, 2010. Funeral services were Friday, October 8, 11 a.m. at Sheets Funeral Home with Pastor Don McConnell officiating. Burial followed in Lake Prairie Cemetery in Lowell, Indiana.

Mr. Barker was born April 4, 1936.

Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn "Sue" Barker; six sons, Doyle, Jr., Craig, Mark, Stephen, Danny, and Phillip; two daughters, Lisa Bendoraitis and Carla Herr; two sisters Ann Ferrell and Bonnie Marrison of McKenzie; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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ALICE M. BARNES

MCKENZIE: Alice M. Barnes, 61, died Monday, October 11, 2010 in a car accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at presstime. Call Brummitt Funeral Home 352-9391 for arrangements.

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CATHERINE BEAUTON MALRAY, 1919-2010

MILAN, INDIANA: Catherine Beauton Malray, 91, formerly of McKenzie, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in McKenzie with Bro. Claude Prince officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Malray was born September 2, 1919 in Weakley County to the late Jess and Fronie Byars Rushing. She was a former retail clerk for a bridal shop and homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church in McKenzie. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Malray; one daughter, Carol Bateman; one son, Tommy Malray; one grandson, Jarred Egbert; one sister and three brothers.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tracey (Dan) Egbert of Milan, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Junior Gibson, 5776 Cole Street, McKenzie, TN 38201.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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FRANKLIN G. "GIL" CHESNUT, JR., 1952-2010

RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS: Franklin G. "Gil" Chesnut, Jr., 58, died Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held on October 7 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville, Arkansas with the Rev. Glynn D. Craine officiating.

Mr. Chesnut was born May 19, 1952 in Memphis to the late Rev. Franklin Gilmore and Laurelyn Travillian Chesnut.   He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Travillian of McKenzie.  He graduated from Russellville High School in 1970 and Peabody College in 1974, with a Bachelor's of Arts and again in 1975, with a Master of Library Science.  He was a former librarian at Bethel College in McKenzie.  Also he was the former owner of Record Exchange in Jonesboro, Arkansas and was formerly employed by Books Unlimited in Russellville, Arkansas.

Survivors include: one sister, Kathy (David) Craine of Fort Smith, Arkansas and other relatives and friends. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

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ROY ALFRED KEE, 1932 - 2010

CEDAR GROVE: Roy Alfred Kee, 78, died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Ricketts, Jr. officiating.  Burial followed in Christian Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Kee was born June 8, 1932 to the late Virgil and Florence Kelly Kee in Cedar Grove.  He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Huntingdon and was a retired self-employed timber cutter.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lynn Bullington Kee; one son, Rex Allen Kee; one sister, Madie Hall; eight brothers, Arthur Kee, Otha Kee, Luke Kee, Odell (Buck) Kee, Jack Kee, Arvil Kee, J. C. (Jake) Kee, and Donnie Kee.

Survivors include: two grandchildren, Tim (Christen) Kee of Huntingdon and Chasity Kee of Cedar Grove; two great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ethel Holland of Huntingdon and Leota Baker of Cedar Grove.

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LOU ANN GATELEY, 1970 - 2010

CEDAR GROVE: Lou Ann Gateley, 40, died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, October 11, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Dwayne Brown officiating.  Burial followed in Stanford Cemetery.

Mrs. Gateley was born April 28, 1970 in Dallas, Texas to the late Roy Michael Richardson, Sr. and Judith Ann Lockhart.  She was a homemaker and a member of the House of Worship Church.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild, Baby Cole Latch.

Survivors include: her husband of twenty years, Brian Gateley; one daughter, Lacy Latch of Huntingdon; one son, Justin Gateley of Cedar Grove; four sisters, Kimmy Richardson, Christie Richardson, Misty Richardson, and Latisha Richardson, all of Texas; and two grandchildren.

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NELLIE LAVERN TOWNSEND, 1929 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Nellie Lavern Townsend, 81, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Thursday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church with Bro. Wayne Holmes and Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in Palmer Shelter Cemetery.

Mrs. Townsend was born May 7, 1929 in Carroll County to the late Gray Smothers and Helen (Davis) Smothers. She worked 21 years for Publix Shirt Company and worked many years for the Huntingdon Hot Lunch Program. At the time of her death, she was a homemaker and a member of the Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lou Willie Smothers; and three brothers, Marvin Smothers, Jamie Smothers, and Howard Smothers.

Survivors include: her husband of 66 years, James Townsend; one daughter, Brenda Townsend of Huntingdon; two sons, David (DeAnna) Townsend and Dennis (Karen) Townsend, both of Huntingdon; one brother, Garvin (Edith) Smothers of Bridgeview, Illinois; and four grandchildren.

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MARSHALL FLEMMING ROWLAND, 1934 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Marshall Flemming Rowland, 76, died Thursday, October 7, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. James Groves officiating. Burial followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Rowland was born April 26, 1934 in Atoka, Tennessee to the late Oliver Rowland and Cora C. (Sherman) Rowland. He was retired from the United States Army; a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and a member of the Tabernacle of Living God of Milan. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Rowland and Howard Rowland; and one sister, Betty Smith.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Rita Rowland of Huntingdon; three daughters, Debbie (Phillip) Laws, and Joyce (James) Smith, both of Huntingdon, and Tammy Rowland of Atwood; one son, Bennie (Caroline) Rowland of Atwood; three brothers, Thurston Rowland of Millington, Floyd (Lorene) Rowland of Salsbury and Ray (Clara) Rowland of Mountain View, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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RONDA ANNE MOORE RESEDIZ

HUNTINGDON: Ronda Anne Moore Resediz, 47, died Sunday, October 3, 2010. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m. at Medina Funeral Home.

Ms. Resediz was born June 21, 1962.

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ROY LEE HODGES, 1938-2010

GLEASON: Roy Lee Hodges, 72, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Gleason with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mr. Hodges was born March 9, 1938 in Gleason to the late Roy Roscoe Hodges and Teena Alena (Bradberry) Hodges. He was a laborer and U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Glenda Wray (Bogle) Hodges of Gleason; two sons, Doug (Tonya) Hodges and Tommy (Tina) Hodges, both of Gleason; one daughter, Darla (Ronnie) Boone of Paris; five sisters, Martha Nell Poyner of McKenzie, Virginia Jeter of Gleason, Betty Bell of Camden, Susan Bradberry and Janice Featherstone, both of Christmasville; one brother, Charles Hodges of Huntingdon; and four grandchildren.

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THOMAS LLOYD RAINEY, 1925-2010

YUMA: Thomas Lloyd Rainey, 85, died Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were Sunday, October 10, at 3 p.m. at the Faith in Christ Ministries Church with Bro. Wayne Burton officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Rainey was born January 17, 1925 in Yuma to the late Addison Eskew Rainey and Bevie (Wall) Rainey. He was a retired construction worker for TVA, a World War II veteran and a member of the Faith in Christ Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Rainey; and two brothers, Warren Rainey and Willie Rainey.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Sara Rainey of Yuma; two daughters, Marsha Jester of Selmer and Alesia (William) Rhodes, both of Yuma; three sons, Warren and Davy Rainey of Huntingdon and Lloyd (Cathleen) Rainey of Memphis; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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J D WILSON, 1925-2010

PARIS: J D Wilson, 85, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Everett's Chapel Cemetery with military burial honors.
Mr. Wilson was born February 1, 1925 in McKenzie to the late John Grant and Goldia Winsett Wilson. He was a retired truck driver, a WW II United States Marine Corps veteran, a life member of the Colin Kelly Post #17 Amvets in Chicago, Illinois serving as Post Commander.

Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Mildred Carleen Lawrence Wilson of Paris; one daughter, Janet Darlene Nuich of Glenview, Illinois; two sons, Michael Lawrence Wilson of Roundlake Beach, Illinois and Robert Wayne Wilson of Paris; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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DWIGHT W. RAINEY, 1933-2010

MCKENZIE: Dwight W. Rainey, 77, died Sunday, October 10, at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services are Tuesday, October 12, at 4 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Roberts and Bro. David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie.

Mr. Rainey was born July 25, 1933 to the late Omer Rainey and Roberta Cole Rainey. He was a farmer and attended McKenzie Church of Christ.

Survivors include: one daughter, Donna (Rainey) Finley of McKenzie; one sister, Betty King of McKenzie; two brothers, Dorris Rainey of McKenzie and Delbert Rainey of Gleason; two grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.

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